No, the headlineyou just read is not an error, Tim Tebow is playing pro baseball.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the former Heisman-winning quarterback will lace up cleats in the Instructional or Arizona Fall League in pursuit of a big-league career for the New York Mets.
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Whether or not he will make it as a ballplayer is the subject of much debate, as his tryout last week in Southern California drew mixed reviews. Scouts seemed to agree he had a great power bat and the speed to be a corner outfielder, but his pitch recognition at the plate and routes to fly balls left some to be desired.
He will have time to work on those and other skills as a minor leaguer.
Tebow was part of the Broncos, Jets, Patriots and Eagles organizations, starting as Denver's quarterback as the team made a playoff run in 2011. He then had middling stints as a backup in New York and in training camp for New England and Philly.
Most recently he's worked as a football analyst for the SEC Network.
Prior to this minor league baseball deal Tebow had not played organized baseball since his junior year of high school.